CourtsFlurry Of Judicial Retirements Opens Seats For Biden To Fill
After taking office with relatively few judicial vacancies, President Joe Biden has new opportunities to appoint federal judges after at least one circuit judge and 12 district judges, including three in California, announced retirement plans in the week since the inauguration.
Modern LawyerReed Smith Offers Diversity Billable Hours To All Timekeepers
As some law firms create a billable-hours credit for diversity work, Reed Smith LLP is taking things a step further by extending the benefit to all lawyers and timekeepers in order to recognize a broad swath of work and activity in the diversity and gender space.
Modern LawyerNew Chair Takes The Helm At Arent Fox
Arent Fox LLP has named fashion, entertainment and technology partner Tony Lupo as the fourth chairman of the firm, taking over the helm from Mark Katz, who has now returned to his real estate and finance practice full-time, the firm confirmed Wednesday.
California PulseBerry Appleman Opens Silicon Valley Campus-Style Office
Immigration firm Berry Appleman & Leiden announced Tuesday it opened a Silicon Valley office this week, an effort to expand its California presence and accommodate clients in the tech industry.
Mid-LawBurns White Elects Mary-Jo Rebelo As CEO
Pittsburgh-headquartered Burns White LLC has named Mary-Jo Rebelo the firm's new CEO, replacing David White a year after he took on the new role.
In-HouseHow An Atty Made Diversity, Inclusion A Focus At Scoular
About a year before Jennifer Deitloff became the first chief diversity officer at Scoular, she began to have conversations internally about a formal diversity and inclusion strategy at the agribusiness company. Here, she shares with Law360 Pulse what she has accomplished since she stepped into the position in May, and the challenges she faces in the role.
Modern LawyerEx-Citi Executive Takes On C-Suite Role At Cooley
A former Citi and Wells Fargo banking executive who has advised a number of the largest law firms in the U.S. is swapping the role of consultant for a newly created C-suite position at Cooley LLP.
Modern LawyerMicrosoft Helps Tap Into ABA's Diversity Survey
The InterLaw Diversity Forum is adopting the American Bar Association's Model Diversity Survey for use in the United Kingdom while using an online dashboard from Microsoft to make the data from the survey more accessible and user-friendly.
Modern LawyerEx-MoFo Chair Turned Recruiter On Covid's Impact
Keith Wetmore, former chair and chief executive partner of Morrison & Foerster LLP, left the BigLaw firm in 2017 to join legal recruiter Major Lindsey & Africa's San Francisco office as a managing director. Here, he speaks with Law360 Pulse about how he has been guiding partners and firms during the coronavirus pandemic.
Modern LawyerLatham Doling Out Hefty End-Of-Year Bonuses For Associates
Latham & Watkins LLP is offering its U.S. associates year-end bonuses of up to $160,000, the firm confirmed Tuesday, joining a growing list of BigLaw firms that are handing out special bonuses for top-billing associates.